• May is National Stroke Awareness Month!

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month! Throughout this month we will continue to provide resources and updates for stroke care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • artistic representation of COVID virus

    New AHA Stroke Journal publication details the transformative changes our team implemented to expand access to stroke care during the pandemic and sustain care for stroke patients after COVID-19.
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  • Dr. Sharrief in KPRC

    Dr. Sharrief shares tips with KRPC on how to spot a stroke and reduce your risk.

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  • Dr. Savitz interview

    Dr. Sean Savitz discusses the decline in ER visits and its impact on stroke victims.
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Areas of Focus

cutting edge research on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases

The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases sustains highly successful research in acute stroke treatment and is developing new areas of research in stroke recovery, prevention, health services, population health and vascular cognitive impairment.

Cutting Edge Research
dedication to education and training

The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases provides students and fellows with an atmosphere of growth and mentorship in building a career in stroke. Educational opportunities are currently available for Medical Students, Nursing Students, and Physicians.

Education & Training
stroke clinical services

Clinical care for stroke patients is provided at 11 hospitals in our stroke system of care in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. In total, our system provides care to over 4000 patients with cerebrovascular disorders per year.

Stroke Clinical Services
community engagement

Our Community Engagement Core creates opportunities for researchers to build a coalition between communities, community based organizations and academia by building sustainable community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Engagement & Awareness